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Has Ronaldo Vieira just responded to his situation?

Leeds United's Guinea Bissau midfielder Ronaldo Vieira (L) vies with Liverpool's Spanish defender Alberto Moreno during the EFL (English Football League) Cup quarter-final football match...

Leeds United fans love him but Thomas Christiansen doesn't seem to.

Leeds United's Guinea Bissau midfielder Ronaldo Vieira (L) vies with Liverpool's Spanish defender Alberto Moreno during the EFL (English Football League) Cup quarter-final football match...

Had you asked Leeds United fans in the summer who their star of the 2017-18 campaign was going to be then quite a few would have said Ronaldo Vieira.

The 19-year-old midfielder enjoyed a superb breakthrough campaign at Elland Road under Garry Monk last season and it seemed like was only going to get better and better this season in spite of Monk's sudden departure back in May.

But it hasn't quite worked out that way.

Will Hughes of Derby gets past Ronaldo Vieira of Leeds during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Derby County at Elland Road on January 13, 2017 in Leeds, England.

Vieira has only been given 54 minutes of Championship football out of a possible 990 under Monk's successor Thomas Christiansen and it remains to be seen why the 44-year-old is not involving him in the Whites' season as much as expected.

But if his latest post on Instagram is anything to go by then the up-and-coming star isn't deterred by his low-profile start to the campaign.

Vieira posted a photo of himself with the caption 'Work in silence' alongside three emojis - one of which is an hour glass.

 

Work in silence⏳⚽️

A post shared by Ronaldo Vieira (@ronyvieira8) on

Leeds' official website released a statement this week revealing that Vieira had pulled out of England Under-20s squad with a "minor knee injury" and it remains to be seen whether he is fit for the visit of Reading next Saturday.

It may not matter whether he is or not. Christiansen might well continue with Kalvin Phillips and Eunan O'Kane in midfield in spite of last week's 3-0 drubbing at Sheffield Wednesday.

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